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White Chocolate & Raspberry Bread Pudding

Updated on March 30, 2015

An Ode to Pudding

Come back here you silly pudding

My belly yearns for you

It's been such a long day & I need some lovin'

Only you will do

Sit by me & gently caress my lips

Make all my sorrow vanish

Back of cheeky, not my hips

All the joy that you can dish (with out calories if possible!)

As we hide away from a world too nosey

Remind me again that life can be cosy

Slippers on my feet & tea in my mug

Come here pudding & give me a hug

I was never entirely sure if I actually liked bread and butter pudding; I remember having it a few times as a child- there were times that it was quite nice but then also times that it was stodgy, tasteless and just didn't quite hit the spot.

I had been meaning to retry for a while now but kept putting it off. When I got around to re-trying it my husband was less than enthused at the concept as a whole. (I think my description had been not very flattering.) The while chocolate was added to draw him in and the raspberries for me. I can now say, hand on heart, that I fallen madly in love with this recipe and it will surely be one of my go to puddings moving forwards. White chocolate and raspberries really do make all the difference. This recipe is perfect for chilly nights in when you need a sugary pick me up, lunch with friends or any other excuse that takes your fancy. In winter it makes a very comforting comfort dish but with the raspberries I am pretty sure that it will work as a summer pudding too.

It does make nice leftovers too. (I personally think it was a bit nicer the day after because the ginger came through a little bit more.)

If this has made you a little bit peckish, go ahead and get your bake on. I am sure that however life goes, when I look back at my regrets there will not be a dessert amongst them.

I apologise if your jeans shrink after you try this (mine did), it is a little bit moreish. I did try to work out the calories but the numbers got high very quickly so I stopped. I decided that this is one of those cases where ignorance is bliss. If you feel slightly guilty for that extra slice remember that the British government strongly suggests you up your intake of fruit and veg while France pushes daily dairy portions, we are appeasing both sides of the channel- how diplomatic of us!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 2 hours 10 min
Yields: Serves 8 people generous slices

Ingredients

  • 450 g Brioche, or other dry French bread
  • 1 Can Raspberries
  • 200 g White Chocolate
  • 30 g Butter
  • 1 Pint Full Fat Milk
  • 5 Eggs
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • Couple of tbsp Brown Sugar, to sprinkle
  1. Cut the Brioche into cubes, about an inch or so thick, and press into a large baking dish (It should be tightly packed but leave room for it to rise). Chop 50g of the white chocolate into small chunks and slot between the bread cubes. Spread the raspberries over the top, squeezing into the cracks as much as you can. I used canned, which turned into mush as soon as I started working with them but they still tasted great. I believe that fresh would work just as well.
  2. 2. Melt the remaining white chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water making sure that the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. Keep stirring to be sure that the chocolate doesn't burn. Once melted thoroughly remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the milk gradually. When you first add milk the mix may look a little curdled but keep adding slowly and beating well and it will smooth out as you go.
  3. Beat the eggs well in a large bowl. Add the sugar, ginger and vanilla and beat to combine. Slowly pour the white chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and stir till smooth. Pour over the bread using a spoon to spread evenly.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour, though you can leave for longer if you wish. The bread should have soaked most of the liquid and puffed out substantially.
  5. Sprinkle a couple of table spoons of brown sugar over the top just before cooking. Bake for 40 minutes in a preheated over at 180C or until golden brown. Serve with ice cream, cream, custard or whatever else your whim dictates.

I hope that you enjoy this as much as we did!

What is your favourite type of pudding?

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Wow this sounds really ama---zing....I will be sharing it with my friends and giving it a try...no doubt the lovelies at church will find it quite tasty...

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, yum, this sounds divine! I have always loved bread pudding, so I will be trying this one out. Five stars, and your Ode is delightful too.

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      Akriti Mattu 3 years ago from Shimla, India

      i am so going to try this out.

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      Hannah David Cini 3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thanks Kristen, I hadn't had for about 5 years before I made this one but now I have the taste for it again I think it might be making a more regular appearance on our tables. :). Thanks for the vote up :)

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      Kristen Howe 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Looks delicious. I haven't had bread pudding in ages. Voted up!

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      Hannah David Cini 3 years ago from Nottingham

      I hope that you enjoy it, let me know how it goes. :)

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I have always loved bread pudding. My son has asked me to make it for hi since I haven't made it in a long time. I thought I would try something new and your recipe sounds quite delicious.

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      Hannah David Cini 3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thank you, it was an experiment that I was dubious about but we were very pleasantly surprised.

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm not a big fan of bread pudding, either, but who doesn't love white chocolate and raspberries? Sounds wonderful!

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      Hannah David Cini 3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thank you poetryman6969, I really hope that you enjoy.

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      I love bread pudding. I think you have made it more awesome by adding chocolate and raspberry. I have never had it that way.

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